Posted on December 4, 2016
This December, BrickManGraeme took part in the Lakeshore Santa Claus Parade in Toronto’s west end – which also happens to be Graeme’s neighbourhood! The tree measured nearly 6 feet in height and was decorated with LEGO ornaments built by kids from throughout the community!
Posted on September 1, 2016
We think of LEGO sets as being for the living room, but what happens when we take it to an unexpected place? Like, say, a converted hay loft in a brewery? Graeme recently had the opportunity to find out, as the leader of a team-building exercise with the Peller Estates Wineries staff in Niagara-on-the-Lake. “It was a beautiful late summer day, and the venue was a converted barn that had been transformed into a brewery and event space,” he says. Eight staff members joined together for a morning of individual and collaborative exercises, and over the course the three-hour event, LEGO helped provide insights into working style, personality, and communcation.
Posted on June 1, 2016
People can do a lot with the standard 2×4 LEGO brick, but for a truly inspiring project, it helps to get different pieces into the mix. For GE Canada, these different bricks might be represented by their affinity groups, including the Young Professional Network, the Asian Pacific American Forum, the GE Veterans’ Network, the Women’s Network, the LGBT Network, and the African American Forum. Each of the different groups within GE Canada has their own function and style. Combining them, like at the GE Thought Leadership Event in May, can create something pretty special. Add LEGO into the mix, and the possibilities seem endless.
Posted on January 22, 2016
It’s always been the dream of every kid playing with toy bricks growing up – to build a full-sized house. A house big enough to walk into, with multiple rooms, brick-built furniture, and even a TV! Well what better way to finally fulfill that dream than by building it for an amazing cause?
This is the story of Habitat for Humanity’s Brick for Brick house.
Posted on September 11, 2015
I grew up watching TVOntario, which hosted so many great shows in my youth – Polka Dot Door, The Elephant Show, The Edison Twins, to name a few. Admittedly, I never really grew out of watching children’s programming, and with a 2 year old son now, I now get to share this pleasure of quality public programming with another generation.
So when I was invited to be a guest on TVO Kids after school block, The Space, for Wednesday, August 26th, it truly was a dream come true!
Posted on August 14, 2015
BrickManGraeme will be returning to Etobicoke Lakeshore Culture Days this September 26th from 12-4pm!
After a great success last year at the 2014 Etobicoke Lakeshore Culture Days festival, BrickManGraeme will be bringing back his bricks for a bigger, better, bolder build creating a cacophony of colossal constructions (try saying that ten times fast!) – and he needs your help to make it come to life!
Posted on August 11, 2015